2017 Primos Proof Cam 03 Camera Review

Primos Proof Cam 03/August 21, 2017

Manufacturer model #: 64056.

The Proof Cam 03 Blackout is the next and final unit I will be testing in this year’s Proof cam line up, notated as “Gen 2”.  If you head to the store to buy one make sure you see the Gen 2 or check the model number as it is very similar to previous models with the same name.  This is a relatively small camera with a front face wrapped in a greenish camo pattern, while the back is solid green color.  On the front is an LED array that encircles the camera lens.  The LED array is black in appearance and this is definitely a black flash camera.  Present is the python strap around the front of the camera which in my opinion is a good design for those who do not want to spring for the steel lock box but want better than average security.  This design at least keeps someone from opening the camera and tinkering with it or removing the SD card.  It is a better design for the Python in my opinion.  This is not a new design and I am glad the designers kept this feature.  The bottom of the unit supports an external battery port and a threaded insert for mounting while the back/sides offer a strap slot.  I have a small complaint about the strap slots because I can’t use my CustomOne Enterprises adjustable mount with this camera.

Like the Proof Cam 01 and 02, this unit uses switches to change its settings.  all you do upfront is set the date and time once and you are off to the races.  The tiny screen provides status information and picture count.  The screen and the switch panel are lighted but the buttons are not.  Better take a flashlight with you.

This little camera offers everything the average consumer needs in a camera with an easy to use interface.  i had the camera up and running quickly.

Manufacturers specifications:

Every Proof Camera is built for one purpose: To give hunters the most reliable, most simple-to-use camera money can buy with all the functions that really matter and none of the extras that don’t. Now Primos new Proof Gen 2 line offers faster recovery, better detection distance, and best in class performance. With a faster 1-second recovery rate you’ll get more pics with fewer blanks. The new auto exposure feature means better light detection with no more whiteouts. Add in its illuminated sliding switches, 720 HD video and timelapse, plus a 1 year battery life and you’ll see nothing performs like the Proof Cam Gen 2. Without A Doubt.

  • 16 megapixels
  • 0.3 trigger speed
  • 100 ft. night range
  • Faster 1-second recovery rate for more pics with fewer blanks
  • New auto exposure feature for better light detection with no more whiteouts
  • Simple set-up
  • Illuminated sliding switches
  • 60 BLACKOUT™ LED’s
  • 720P HD video and timelapse
  • 1 year battery life on 8 AA Batteries

The MSRP on this camera is around $149.99.

Chasingame Test Results:

Test PerformedResult
Flash RangeGreat white balance and contrast. Usable detail to 50+ feet.
Trigger Time without flashavg 0.17s
Trigger Time with flashavg 0.30s
Video Trigger Time1.92s
Photo Recovery Timeavg 1.12s
Video Recovery time.01s
Day RangeNatural color. Good clarity with usable detail well beyond 60 feet.
Battery Life
Filter ClunkNo
Invisible FlashYes
Motion Blur
Sensing Test55+ feet at 85F degrees

Photo Samples captured in HI setting.

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Video Samples captured in HI setting.

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Progress and Activity
08-21-2017 Update: Unboxed
09-01-2017 Update: Photo Samples
09-16-2017 Update: Video Samples
09-16-2017 Update: Video Samples 2

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